The same Apostle John who recorded these words of Christ, “for God so loved the world…”, also wrote:

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 John 2:15

Western Christianity is often accused of being worldly – and there is at least some truth to that accusation. The world-system is like a tyrant that uses a carrot-and-stick approach. If you conform to the zeitgeist and to the customs of the age, you are rewarded (although even this is haphazard and illusory). If you refuse to comply with the system, you are ridiculed and ostracised.

That kind of tyranny is incompatible with the true inclusiveness of God’s Kingdom. Not the inclusivity spoken of by SJWs, but an inclusivity that stems from both righteousness AND compassion. True Christians should have a heavenly perspective on the trifling matters of this world:

 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:31-33

We are at risk of being entangled in the net of the world; if we are entangled, we must ask Christ to help us cut the cords, so that we might free ourselves. Christians must not be ruled by the world, for they serve a higher Kingdom. It is an insidious system, affecting all parts of life: what we wear, what we eat, how we interact with other people, and so on. If there is to be revival in the USA and UK, then part of the preparation and/or experience of that revival must be to destroy worldliness in all its forms in the Church.

The system is bad for us psychologically and spiritually. It makes addicts of us and puts us at risk of accepting the Mark of the Beast, rather than refusing and resisting it. Old fashioned devotion to God and seeking first the Kingdom are remedies to this evil. When we are rejected by the world, feeling all alone, we must remember this.